Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

Highest Rated: 100% Conspiracy (2001)

Lowest Rated: 8% Artemis Fowl (2020)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1960

Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Once hailed as the "new Laurence Olivier," Shakespearean-trained actor and director Kenneth Branagh struggled throughout his career to balance his near-obsessive drive to work with the need for a somewhat normal, settled life. After his directorial breakthrough with his interpretation of The Bard's "Henry V" (1989), Branagh had what appeared to many to be the picture-perfect life: a beautiful wife in Emma Thompson, a thriving career - thanks to his deft thriller "Dead Again" (1991) - and a reputation replete with an air of seriousness and unerring artistic credibility. But on the inside, Branagh claimed to have been going a bit mad, a realization exacerbated by his separation from Thompson and the debacle of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1995). Later in life, he learned how to relax every now and then, but continued to push himself to greater artistic heights, sometimes to the point of failure, as with "Hamlet" (1996) and "Love's Labour's Lost" (2000). He rebounded, however, with a marvelous performance as a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Warm Springs" (HBO, 2005), followed by an acclaimed turn as a brilliant but dysfunctional detective in the "Wallander" (PBS, 2009) miniseries and a return to the director's chair for the superhero smash "Thor" (2011), live-action fantasy "Cinderella" (2015) and cozy murder mystery "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017). With his heralded body of work as an actor, writer and director, Branagh had long emerged from Olivier's shadow to be recognized as one of the more formidable filmmakers of his generation.

Highest rated movies

Conspiracy
Henry V
Hamlet
Dunkirk
Much Ado About Nothing
Rabbit-Proof Fence
My Week With Marilyn
Shackleton

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oppenheimer Unknown (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireheart Shawn Nolan (Voice) - 2022
62% 82% Death on the Nile Hercule Poirot (Character),
Director,
Producer
$45.6M 2022
86% 92% Belfast Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$9.2M 2021
69% 76% Tenet Sator (Character) $58.1M 2020
8% 19% Artemis Fowl Director,
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Lives Unknown (Character) - 2019
72% 66% All Is True William Shakespeare (Character),
Director,
Producer
$1.2M 2018
61% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Hercule Poirot (Character),
Director,
Producer
$101.5M 2017
92% 81% Dunkirk Commander Bolton (Character) $188.0M 2017
84% 78% Cinderella Director $201.2M 2015
54% 53% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Viktor Cherevin (Character),
Director
$50.5M 2014
60% 66% Stars in Shorts Mark Snow (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prodigal Mark Snow (Character) - 2011
84% 71% My Week With Marilyn Laurence Olivier (Character) $85.3K 2011
77% 76% Thor Director $268.0M 2011
59% 71% Pirate Radio Dormandy (Character) $8.0M 2009
62% 65% Valkyrie Henning von Tresckow (Character) $83.1M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Love Triangle Steven Chesterman (Character) - 2008
36% 51% Sleuth Other Man on T.V. (Character),
Director,
Producer
$342.8K 2007
70% 66% The Magic Flute Director,
Screenwriter
- 2006
36% 49% As You Like It Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Executive Producer
- 2006
95% 81% The Goebbels Experiment Narrator $47.2K 2005
No Score Yet 78% Warm Springs Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Character) - 2005
63% 42% Five Children and It Uncle Albert (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic Narrator - 2004
88% 86% Rabbit-Proof Fence Mr. Neville (Character) $6.2M 2002
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Gilderoy Lockhart (Character) $262.0M 2002
No Score Yet 89% The Tramp and the Dictator Himself/Narrator (Character) - 2002
83% 78% Shackleton Unknown (Character) - 2002
100% 86% Conspiracy Reinhard Heydrich (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 91% Walking With Prehistoric Beasts Unknown (Character) - 2001
59% 73% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Peter McGowan (Character) $48.6K 2000
50% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Berowne (Character),
Director,
Writer
$284.3K 2000
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Miguel (Voice) $50.8M 2000
No Score Yet 100% Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces Narrator - 2000
100% 83% Galapagos Narrator $18.6M 1999
16% 28% Wild Wild West Dr. Arliss Loveless (Character) $113.8M 1999
11% 51% The Proposition Father Michael McKinnon (Character) $121.9K 1998
59% 26% The Gingerbread Man Rick Magruder (Character) $1.5M 1998
50% 57% The Theory of Flight Richard (Character) $72.0K 1998
40% 42% Celebrity Lee Simon (Character) $5.0M 1998
95% 89% Hamlet Hamlet (Character),
Director,
Writer
$4.4M 1996
81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Director,
Writer
$466.8K 1995
97% 83% Anne Frank Remembered Narrator $1.0M 1995
68% 64% Othello Iago (Character) $2.2M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shadow of a Gunman Donal Davoren (Character) - 1995
42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein (Character),
Director
$22.0M 1994
56% 79% Swing Kids Herr Knopp (Character) $5.4M 1993
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Seigneur Benedick (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$22.5M 1993
64% 78% Peter's Friends Andrew Benson (Character),
Director
$4.1M 1992
81% 76% Dead Again Roman Strauss/Mike Church (Character),
Director
$35.5M 1991
100% 89% Henry V Henry V (Character),
Director,
Writer
$10.2M 1989
60% 13% High Season Rick (Character) $29.2K 1987
83% 72% A Month in the Country James Moon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortunes of War Guy Pringle (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghosts Oswald (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming Through D.H. Lawrence (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Coming to Terms for Billy Billy Martin (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Choice for Billy Billy Martin (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 56% To the Lighthouse Charles Tansley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Late to Talk to Billy Billy (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
73% 87% Upstart Crow Colin / The Stranger (Character) 2018
88% 86% Wallander Kurt Wallander (Character),
Executive Producer
2008 2010 2012 2016
100% No Score Yet Walking With Dinosaurs Narrator 1999